FAITH FORMATION

Faith is a journey that starts at birth and is formed all the way through our adult lives. At Mount Olivet, we see faith formation as a community-wide experience where all ages learn and engage with one another. Our small group leaders share that their faith develops just as much as the youth they lead each year.

Adult learning opportunities mix newlyweds, young parents, empty nesters, and OWLs (Older Wiser Lutherans) together. In 2017 we're starting "Faith Connect U", an elective learning series that allows our 5-9th graders to learn alongside the adults in the community.

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faith 5 series

April 22 // April 29

10-10:45 am // Room 140

What happens to a family that shares highs and lows, scripture, talk, prayer and blessing most every night of their lives? What are the psychological, sociological, neurological and theological benefits a child receives when they are given such consistent, intentional care before drifting off to sleep each night? How might a simple, five-step faith practice change a child, a family, and a world?

Join other MOPC parent in April as we talk about the Faith 5 process and strategies for implementing it at home. Stay tuned for more information and the opportunity to purchase the book, "Holding Your Family Together" (the companion book for Faith 5).

 

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parent connect film series

April 19

6:30-8:30 pm // Worship Center

Raising children is a dynamic process of understanding gender stereotypes, societal norms, and the role the world plays in influencing young people. On April 12 and 19, Mount Olivet is sponsoring a film series to look at the dynamic nature of raising young people today. On April 12 we will watch and discuss "Miss Representation." The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

On April 19, we will watch/discuss "That Mask You Live In." "The Mask You Live In" follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Both movies are powerful and provocative in both image and language. Both films are rated TV-14 so would be appropriate for upper middle school through High School.

To view previews of the movies go to: http://therepresentationproject.org/ and click on "Films". We hope to see you at this thought-provoking series. If you have questions, connect with Pete Erickson (perickson@moply.org)